Full name: Erwin Kern
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: August 23, 1888 in Ferrette, Haut-Rhin, France
Died: March 20, 1963 in Schönau im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: TSV 1860 München, München (GER)
Sprinter Erwin Kern was eliminated in the semifinals of the 100 at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. In the semifinal the 4x100 relay, with [Otto Röhr], [Max Herrmann], and [Richard Rau], set a world record of 42.3, but they were disqualified in the final due to a faulty baton pass. Kern set a world record in the 100 in 1912 with 10.5. One year later he won national titles in the 100 and 200.
Kern became Hanns-Braun-Gedächtnispreisträger in 1924. From 1923-38 he was president of the Track & Field Association of Oberrhein. Kern later bought a pharmacy in Schönau, in the Black Forest, and owned it until his death of a heart attack in 1963.
Personal Best\: 100 – 10.5 (1912).
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Germany||GER||4 h1 r2/3|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Germany||GER||AC|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||4|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Fifteen||2||QU|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Heat Three||1||QU/WR||42.3|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Five||1||QU/=OR||43.6|